Title: Brothers In Arms (The Broken Road Cafe #2)
Author: T.A. Webb
Publisher: A Bear on Books
Cover Artist: Laura Harner
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Betrayed on every front, Dan O’Leary cashed in all his chips and moved from the big city life of Atlanta to small town Blue Ridge, Georgia. While licking his wounds, he never meant to start a new relationship, especially with closeted Chief of Police Nick Oliver.
But now all Dan’s hot buttons are being pushed. One of his employees is being terrorized by seemingly upstanding townspeople. Then worst of all, he’d promised himself he’d never be anyone’s dirty little secret, and when Nick’s fear of being outed causes him to hurt Dan, Dan knows there’re problems in paradise.
With trouble on all sides—a homophobic football coach, an ex lover, and his former best friend—it takes a shot in the dark before he realizes the real danger. It’s time for Dan to figure out who he can trust and close ranks with his brothers in arms.
Brothers in Arms is the continuation of The Broken Road Cafe series. It starts out with a bang and keeps on going! It is official, I love this series and I want more.
Brothers in Arms is more serious than book 1. It picks up where the first story left off and adds more to the world. While the overall plot ARC is moving forward, the locals are dealing with issues of their own. Mr. Webb has done an excellent job of telling a story of hate. A story that shows just how awful some people can be in the name of religion. But while he is telling this story of hate, he shows that often, hate of a few breeds love and acceptance from the many. The community bands together in spite of a few to overcome bigotry and discord. It was a worthy detour from the main series plot.
Book 2 continued the character development that began in book 1. These people are awesome. They are just as sarcastic and snarky as ever, but they work well together and this town would be a great place to live if it existed in real life. Mr. Webb also continued to develop the relationship between Nick and Dan. There are lots of fights, misunderstandings, and communication issues, but they are working through it. They are growing as men and as a couple and it was great to read about. I loved seeing Nick grow comfortable enough to come out to his family and friends.
Once again, the story ends in a good place relationship wise, but we are left with another plot cliff hanger. In fact, I did not expect the ending at all. I am still in shock since it blindsided me. I am not entirely sure why it happened. I hope the next book comes out soon and there is more explanation for why things turned out they way they did. I am just so confused.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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